Even at my worst I never was one to lure children into evil, "thangyouverymuch" (in an austin powers accent) LOL, so there is hope for me yet. I am hoping to "raise the bar" (or lower the entropy) a little this time around. And I say that as humbly as possible. ( lol again ) peace
Ted's example raises an excellent point, which is where is the bar regarding being an "FWAU in good standing".
Stepping outside of TOE-land for a second....Is the system sifting for an occasional Mother Teresa (symbolically speaking), or merely sifting at the other end of the bell curve and tossing out the real bad actors such as evil replicators?
and the question of trying to get a sense of how we are doing as individuals, which I suppose is just more ego, or as Chogyam Trungpa aptly put it...more "spiritual materialism". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_materialism
Ted's children example also echoes the words and warning of the Nazarene regarding leading the innocent astray, suggesting that this is the highest of crimes NPMR-wise
Matthew 18:6 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. "
applying big physics to this, I would interpret this as a warning that once you take off the veil of PMR and translate back to your eternal IUOC self, "living" with the crime of encouraging an entropy vector in another as yet unformed PMR FWAU, could prove to be a very heavy and painful burden to bear.
and I don't think we are talking about child abuse here, which is "merely" victimizing a junior FWAU...which is bad enough...the higher and highest crime of all would be to train a junior FWAU to take pleasure in harming others, which creates a self replicating vector that projects even beyond the instigators PMR cycle, and beyond.
if this is the highest of crimes, perhaps the highest achievement would be to turn such an entropic FWAU from this behavior, resetting their course toward entropy reduction.